Babe and Jamie's fears are eased when the doctor is able to bring down baby James's fever and keep it under control. Kelly sees how deeply Babe loves James -- a.k.a Ace -- and does the admirable thing by letting Babe keep the baby without a fight. Back in Llanview, Kevin gets a cold, hard shot of reality from Bo, who forces him to accept the truth.
The investigation into Tico's murder reaches a turning point when John is able to determine the exact time of his death. With that in mind, it blows to smithereens Adriana's attempt to give Antonio an alibi for the time of the murder. John's high-handed attempt to get Jessica to remember who she saw in Tico's room gives Natalie cause to lash out at him.
Todd dodges an overly amorous Margaret's affections by saying he's still in pain from his gunshot wound. Blair asks Mrs. Bigelow if she knows where Todd might be, but she says she has no idea. While Todd is vowing to himself that he'll soon return to Blair, she remains hopeful of the same thing.